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Rescue Mission Benefits From SUNY Oswego Students’ Miss-A-Meal Event

OSWEGO – More than 1,800 SUNY Oswego students gave up their dining center meals April 20, raising $5,695.96 to benefit the Rescue Mission and ensuring that homeless people will receive more than 2,500 meals through the statewide charitable alliance.

Miss A Meal benefits Rescue Mission.
Miss A Meal benefits Rescue Mission.

From left are Ann Lloyd, Lakeside Dining Center cashier; Student Association Miss-A-Meal coordinator Alexander Melas, a freshman dual major in business administration and finance; Carolyn Hendrickson, Rescue Mission chief development officer; and Ruth Stevens, director of residential dining for SUNY Oswego’s Auxiliary Services.

Since at least the early 1960s, Oswego students have carried the tradition forward, skipping a meal each semester and donating what they would have spent to one or more charitable organizations.